The Russian mining group, Nornickel will not come to rest. Beyond the country only little known limits to date, the company was in connection with several environmental lines of dirt last the fall: the end of may, after 20,000 metric tons of Diesel from the Tank of a power plant had expired and the Kremlin had declared a national state of emergency; at the end of June, after environmentalists and journalists had uncovered the discharge of contaminated wastewater and the disaster protection at the same time, in a burning landfill with industrial waste, attention was become; and only last weekend when a pipeline leaks.
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The leaked amount of gasoline, it seems, with approximately 45 tons of relatively modest. All of the cases occurred under the Aegis of Nornickel subsidiary companies in the North of Siberia, more than 2500 kilometers away from the headquarters in Moscow. To the outside the world communicates, largest conveyor of metals such as Palladium and of high quality Nickel, sometimes striking transparent.
earlier this week, he made the outcome of an internal investigation public, according to which the wastewater outlet at the end of June on a "totally unacceptable" failure of the operating behavior of management was due. Violations of the work or the environment they wanted to eliminate from the doctrine of the scandal in full and strict disciplinary measures, said Sergey Dyachenko, Vice-President of Nornickel. Over the recent pipeline leak that occurred on Sunday morning for the duration of 15 minutes, informed the group on their own.
However, such cases are regarded rather as an exception than as a rule. Already in September 2016, Nornickel had been denied, first of all, for the Overflowing of a filtration basin, and the contamination of a river are responsible, a few days later, but to give in. And at least since the disaster of the end of may, probably the worst oil Spill in Russia since the year 1994, are no longer only environmentalists with Nornickel on a war footing. Russian President Vladimir Putin had personally taken the matter to the occasion, the group to blame the failure of management to the public. Chairman of the Board and main owner Vladimir Potanin, according to "Forbes" with an estimated fortune of about 20 billion euros, the richest man in the country, will bear the cost, Putin said, and to the full extent.
wheeling and dealing between the group management and state
Now a "voluntary compensation" of 147.5 billion rubles (the equivalent of about 1.8 billion Euro) in the room, fixed authority set by the Russian environmental Rosprirodnadzor. That would be a third of last year's net profit, and about 15 times as the company previously calculated. The Nornickel shares continued their downward slide on Tuesday; since the end of may she has lost about 20 percent of its value, even if the Corona is not Deep yet.
Nornickel, however, defends itself against the height of the "voluntary compensation" and attested to Rosprirodnadzor incorrect calculations. Although you will bear the costs for the rehabilitation of the environment in accordance with the applicable legislation and also the Ecosystem of the affected area to recover completely. For this, there should be no distorted assumptions, such as the water and soil damage is calculated, it is said in a group message.
With a stock market value of around 34 billion euros, Nornickel heard since the privatization in the 1990s, to the most profitable resource companies in the world. Since time immemorial, the management of the group maintains a proximity to the Kremlin. The flamboyant Oligarch and Chelsea-Investor Roman Abramovich held shall be valid until the last year, larger shares of the group and Nornickel CEO Vladimir Potanin as a close Confidant of President Putin.Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 03:20